ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 N 7076
DATE: 2005-11-09

Coding of Audio, Picture, Multimedia and Hypermedia Information
Secretariat: Japan (JISC)

DOC. TYPE Meeting Announcement and Draft Agenda
TITLE Calling Notice and Draft Agenda, the 75th SC 29/WG 11 Meeting, 2006-01-16/20, Bangkok, Thailand  [SC 29/WG 11 N 7526]
SOURCE Convener, ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG 11
STATUS Calling Notice and Draft Agenda [Requested action: Each SC 29 member is requested to forward a list showing the names and employers of its delegates and also the name of the head of delegation to the WG 11 Convener and the SC 29 Secretariat by due date.]
DUE DATE 2005-12-16
DISTRIBUTION P, O and L Members of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 ; ISO/IEC JTC 1 Secretariat; ISO/IEC ITTF

Secretariat, ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29
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75th MPEG agenda


ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG 11 N7526

 September 2005


Leonardo Chiariglione- Convenor


75th WG11 meeting notice

The 75th MPEG meeting will be held from 2006/01/16T09:00-20T21:00 at 

Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers

Siphaya Road
2 Captain Bush Lane
Bangkok 10500

Tel: + 66 (02) 266 0123
Fax: +66 (02) 236 8320

Please find additional information here

Note that

  1. Facilities fees will be charged on participants (see logistic information)
  2. Presentation session on MPEG and its working method (MPEG 101) will be held on Sunday 2006/01/15T18:00.
  3. Some ad hoc groups will meet on the week end before the meeting.

You are strongly urged to register with the Convenor.

Proposed agenda

Agenda item




Roll call of participants


Approval of agenda


Allocation of contributions


Communications from Convenor


Report of previous meeting


Processing of NB Position Papers



Work plan


Generic inverse DCT specification


Fixed point implementation of DCT/IDCT




Colour spaces


Scalable Video Coding


3D AV Coding


Low delay AAC profile


Audio Lossless Coding


Parametric Coding for High Quality Audio Conformance




MPEG Surround


AFX extensions






Open Font Format


Video Coding Tool Repository


Exploration on wavelet video coding








Scalable audio and speech coding



Composition coding


Lightweight Scene Representation




Symbolic Music Representation


Media Description


Visual Descriptor Extensions




Audio Descriptor Extensions


Extraction and use of descriptors and description schemes



Systems support


3D Compression Profile Descriptor


MPEG-7 Random Access in BiM




XML Binarisation





DII Related Identifiers


MPEG-21 IPMP Components


REL Profiles


Rights Data Dictionary


Digital Item


DIA Conversions and Permission Extensions


Event Reporting


Fragment Identification of MPEG Resources


XML Fragment Requests


MPEG-21 Conformance


Transport and File Format


Transport of Streaming Text over MPEG-2




AVC File Format extensions for FRExt




AVC File Format extensions for SVC




Digital Item Streaming


Multimedia architecture




MPEG Multimedia Middleware




Digital Item Processing


Content Based Search Framework


MPEG Dictionary


Reference implementation


Parametric Coding for High Quality Audio Reference Software




Reference Hardware Description




MPEG-7 Systems Reference Software


MPEG-21 Reference Software


Application formats


Application Format Framework


PhotoPlayer Application Format






Systems coding standards




Video coding standards


Audio coding standards




Visual description coding standards


Audio description coding standards




MDS standards



Liaison matters



Organisation of this meeting



Tasks for subgroups



Joint meetings



Administrative matters



Schedule of future MPEG meetings


Promotional activities



Planning of future activities



Resolutions of this meeting








  Logistic Information

Dates & Location

Location and dates

The 75th MPEG meeting will be held at:

Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers

Tel: + 66 (2) 266 0123
Siphya Road, 2 Captain Bush Lane

Fax: +66 (2) 236 8320

Bangkok 10500


The meeting will be held from Monday, January 16, 2006 through Friday, January 20, 2006. The meeting will start on Monday January 16 2006 at 09:00.

Pre-meetings will take place on Sunday, January 15, 2006. The pre-meeting schedule will appear on the meeting website.

Hospitality desk

The meeting registration and hospitality desk will operate from Sunday till Friday 9:00 to 5:00 PM. The staff at the desk will be happy to assist with any matter concerning the meeting as well as personal assistance such as providing local information and confirming return flights.

Social event

MPEG delegates and their companions are cordially invited to a gala evening on Wednesday, January 18, at 7:00 PM (exact location will be given). The event is kindly supported by Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB).


Registration and payment

Attending the MPEG meeting requires payment of a meeting facility fee, as follows:

If paid on or before December 12, 2005: US$490

If paid after December 12, 2005: US$540

The fee includes lunch for all main meeting days, i.e. Monday till Friday, as well as light dinner during the Friday plenary. The fee will also cover the cost of round-trip airport transfers, which will be provided to all delegates at no extra charge.

Delegates who wish to receive a receipt with breakdown of lunch and/or transfer costs, may indicate their request in the registration form. The breakdown will appear as follows:

Meeting facility fee: $340 (or $390 if paid after December 12, 2005)

Lunch: $100

Airport transfer: $40.

Payment by credit card is available through the meeting website:

Regardless of when you supply the card details, your card will be charged not earlier than December 12, 2005.

We accept Visa, Master Card, Diners Club and American Express. However there is a 2% surcharge on payments with Amex and 1% surcharge on payments with Diners Club.


Delegates are encouraged to register as early as possible. Credit cards will not be charged until December 12, 2005, and there will be no penalty on cancellation before that date.

In case meeting participation is cancelled after December 12, 2005, the facility fee payment will be credited less $50 handling charge.

For other terms of cancellation see below.


Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers

The Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers offers superior facilities and quality service to business and leisure travelers alike. Enjoying an enviable location on the magnificent Chao Phraya River, the hotel is within easy access of the best that Bangkok has to offer.

Guest rooms & amenities

Every guest room and suite commands panoramic views of the Chao Phraya “River of KingsE and is furnished for the utmost convenience and comfort. For an added degree of luxury, the Towers offer executive accommodations with superior facilities and services.


MPEG delegates who book at the Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers through this website will get a preferred rate, as follows:

Room Categories

Single Occupancy

Double Occupancy

Deluxe River View

USD 130

USD 142

Tower Deluxe

USD 177

USD 189

Tower Executive

USD 248

USD 271

Executive Suite

USD 248

USD 248

Rates are per day in US$ including tax, service and breakfast buffet. (Note: the rates published in the hotel's web site for direct booking with the hotel are subject to 17.7% tax and service and do not include breakfast).

Booking and payment

To book the Royal Orchid Sheraton at the preferred MPEG rate, use the Registration & Booking form on the meeting website. The following terms apply:

Block reservation

We expect to have enough rooms for all the delegates who book early enough, however there is no block reservation. Therefore you are strongly encouraged to register and book as soon as possible. Early registration and booking is risk-free, as there will be no credit card processing or cancellation penalty before December 12, 2005.

Check in/out hours

Rooms confirmed will generally be available for occupancy after 3pm on the date of arrival. Requests for early check-in before 3pm will be confirmed at the Hotel’s discretion and subject to availability. Please use the booking form to apply for early check-in as well as any other special requests.

All delegates are required to vacate their rooms by noon (12:00) on the day of departure unless prior arrangements for late check-out have been approved in writing by the Hotel. The Hotel will be flexible with late check-out requests subject to space availability.


Meeting attendance cancellation policy

ˇ         The credit card you supply upon registration will be used to collect the meeting facility fee. Your credit card will not be processed before December 12, 2005, and until that date your registration may be cancelled with no penalty.

ˇ         Once the credit card is processed you may still be able to cancel, and the meeting fee will be returned less $50 handling charge.

Royal Orchid Sheraton’s cancellation policy

ˇ         There is no penalty on the cancellation of accommodation booking before December 15, 2005.

ˇ         Room cancelled between December 15, 2005 and 3 days prior to arrival will be subject to a penalty equal to 1 night stay room rate, billed to the guest’s credit card.

ˇ         Room cancelled within 3 days prior to arrival or no show will be subject to a penalty equal to the entire stay room rate, billed to the guest’s credit card.

Food & Beverage

Thailand is famous for the reverence it holds for food. In Bangkok you can find food that meets any taste, at any time of the day or night, whether at air-conditioned restaurants or from street side vendors. You will find lavish restaurants in 5 star hotels, trendy cafes in shopping centers, and cozy little eateries in renovated houses serving everything from Italian and French, to Indian, Chinese or Japanese food, not to mention the ubiquitous international fast food chains.

Of course one of the major attractions in Thailand is Thai food. Well known for its fresh ingredients and variety of tastes, Bangkok offers the best from all over the country.

In the morning

The Royal Orchid Sheraton’s room rate when booking through the meeting website includes an extravagant breakfast buffet.

During the day

Lunch and coffee breaks will be served to the MPEG meeting delegates from Sunday till Friday. Light dinner will be served during the plenary on Friday evening.

Dining in and out

The Royal Orchid Sheraton features 6 top-class restaurants and lounges.

Across the street from the hotel is River City Ea shopping and dining complex featuring popular riverside restaurants. This is also where a dinner cruise departs every night at 7pm.

A taxi ride of few minutes will bring you to Silom area, with its endless culinary possibilities. For some recommendations, use this link.

Social event

MPEG delegates and their companions are cordially invited to a gala evening on Wednesday, January 18, at 7:00 PM (exact location will be given). The event is kindly supported by Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB).


Bangkok International Airport (BKK) is connected to downtown Bangkok via a fast toll-way. Driving time from the airport to the Royal Orchid Sheraton is between 30 minutes to over an hour, depending on time of day and traffic conditions. Friday afternoon is the worst time to arrive into the town.

MPEG airport transfer service

A special service for the MPEG delegates between the airport and the meeting venue will operate before, during and after the meeting. The service will be scheduled according to arrival and departure times of individual delegates, as reported in the Registration and Booking form. The cost of the service is included in the meeting facility fee.

Upon arrival, a person carrying an MPEG sign will be waiting for the delegates at the exit of the Customs area. The hospitality desk at the meeting venue will give information about the departure service.

The shuttle service will group together passengers who arrive within a certain timeframe. We will try to minimize waiting time as much as possible. When there is a need to wait, you will be able to load your baggage in the shuttle vehicle and take some refreshment at the terminal area until the time that you will be told to report back.

How to find the pickup service?

If you arrive in Terminal 1 turn left after exiting the custom counter and proceed towards the left end of the hall.

If you arrive in Terminal 2 turn right after exiting the custom counter and proceed towards the right end of the hall.

Look out for the pickup staff carrying a signboard with the MPEG logo.

Please contact the airport information counter if you have any problems. If the problem is not solved don’t hesitate to call the meeting organizer at local phone number 07-2839608.

Local transportation

Bangkok is infamous for its chaotic all-day traffic conditions. There are times during the day in which a taxi ride of one mile may take 30 minutes. Taxi is very cheap, though.

However nowadays Bangkok has entered the 21st century with its efficient network of the Sky Train (rolling, as hinted by its name, over elevated railways) and the MTR subway train. The network connects the busiest parts of the city, including Sukhumwit and Silom areas.

There is no Sky or Subway train station in the immediate vicinity of the Royal Orchid Sheraton. It is recommended to use the hotel free shuttle service or a taxi ($1-$2) to reach a nearby train station. The trip should take 10-25 minutes depending on traffic conditions. The closest stations are Hua Lampong and Sam Yan MTR stations, and Saphan Taksin Sky Train station. The staff at the meeting hospitality desk or the hotel concierge will be happy to assist you in finding your way.

Another option, probably the most timesaving and definitely the most enjoyable, is to take a 5-minute boat trip from Siphaya pier, just next to the hotel, to Saphan Taksin pier down the river, and then board the Sky Train at that place. The boat shuttles quite often, and its timetable is presented at the pier so you can plan your time accordingly.

Rent a car

Rental cars are available from local and international companies. Driving in Thailand is on the left and is an experience for the adventurous.


Computer Room

The computer room will operate all day from Sunday January 15 till Friday January 20 and will provide wired Internet connection for laptops and stationary desktops.


Wireless (Wi-Fi) Internet connection will be available throughout the convention area all day from Sunday January 15 till Friday January 20.

Some breakout rooms are located outside the convention area and will not be covered by the MPEG- dedicated wireless network. Most of these rooms will still be covered by the hotel’s network, which requires a payment for usage.

The usage of the free MPEG network requires configuration of the network adaptor with SSID and password. Details will be given in due time.

Important note!: Due to infrastructure constraints in Bangkok, the total bandwidth usable to the MPEG delegates will be far from optimum. The delegates are kindly requested to practice consideration and to avoid heavy downloads and video consumption.

Hi-Speed Internet in Guest Rooms

Internet connection through a LAN port is now available in all Royal Orchid Sheraton’s guest rooms. Please contact Guest Relations to get a username and password required for using the service.

The cost of this service is 600 Baht (~$15) per day for unlimited 24-hour access, payable directly to the hotel upon check-out.

Dial-up Connection

A cheaper alternative, though less convenient, is to use a dial-up connection of a local ISP. Buying temporary Internet connection in Thailand is easy and cheap. So called “Internet cardsEare sold in 7-eleven, FamilyMart, many bookstores and alike, and will give a couple of hours of connection through a local phone number for few dollars. Local phone calls from the hotel rooms are inexpensive.

Thailand uses the RJ-11 modular jack, which is the same as the United States.

General Information

Visa to Thailand

Visitors usually are not required to present an entry visa to Thailand if coming as tourists. A 30-day stay permit is given at the Immigration counter upon arrival. In case of doubt, please inquire with your travel agent, the Thai Embassy or Consulate in your country.

When passing through Immigration you will be required to fill out immigration forms (entry and exit), with the usual details such as personal details, citizenship, method of transport etc. These forms are usually distributed by the aircraft crew during the incoming flight. The form includes a field for “purpose of visitE which we recommend to mark as either “touristEor “conferenceE The “businessEoption may be problematic, since a visit for business purposes requires a pre-issued visa. Normally you should expect to have your passport stamped with no questions asked.

If you nevertheless need a visa, an invitation letter might be required in order to obtain it. Please indicate this request while filling out the Registration and Booking form, and we will make sure that an invitation letter issued by the proper authority is sent to you.

Time Zone and Weather

Local time is GMT + 7. Thailand enjoys a tropical climate E warm and humid throughout the year. The weather in Bangkok in January is relatively dry and not yet so hot. Average temperatures are 31.7° C (89.0° F) daytime high and 21.7° C (71.0° F) nighttime low. Rain is quite rare with an average monthly precipitation of 1.02 cm (0.40 in). We suggest bringing only light. In addition, do not forget to bring a bathing suit, hat, sunglasses and sun block lotion.


Thai people appreciate stylish business clothing, but tourists are exempted. By good manners avoid shorts and slippers in the convention and dining areas of the hotel.

Currency / Credit Cards

Local currency is the Thai Baht (THB). Many foreign currencies are also accepted (yet the rate charge may be high, so it is recommended to exchange at a bank or an exchange counter). The current exchange rate is around 1 USD = 41 THB, volatile as the current currency market is. All major credit cards are widely accepted by hotels, shops and restaurants. ATMs (accepting international cards), banks and currency exchange offices are around every corner.

Public Telephones / Cellular Phones

There are public telephones throughout the city. Phone cards can be purchased in post offices, kiosks and bookstores. Some telephones accept international credit cards. Not all phones accept toll-free calling card numbers. To dial International dial 001 followed by country code, area code and telephone number.

For using your personal cellular phone in Thailand, please be advised that the GSM system (900/1800) is operated by several operators. We suggest inquiring with your local network provider whether they have an agreement with operators in Thailand. A more economic idea is to buy a prepaid SIM card with a local number, available at the DTAC and AIS shops on the arrival floor of Bangkok airport and many shops throughout the city. The SIM card costs few hundreds Bahts and is rechargeable with so-called 1-2-Call cards available in nominations starting at 300 Baht at every kiosk, 7-Eleven shop etc.


Thailand has 220 Volts, 50 Hz electricity supply. A two flat-pin plug (American/Japanese) can be used everywhere, and most sockets will also accommodate round-pin (European) and diagonal (Australian) plugs.


Although not mandatory, tipping (at your discretion) is appreciated in Thailand. In most cases you will be happy to tip because of the superb service.


The Thai people speak Thai and write with the Thai alphabet. However, English is a compulsory school subject and you will find your way around, especially among people whose main business is dealing with tourists. All important road and shop signs are written also in English.

Water Quality

Avoid drinking tap water. In most hotel rooms, and obviously at the Royal Orchid Sheraton, you will find free-of-charge bottles of drinking water.

Phone number for urgent matters

In case of any problem encountered during your stay, feel free to contact the meeting organizer at his local phone number: 07-2839608.